There is a misconception that being vegetarian at university is very had and overcomplicates your life. Many students don’t realise how simple it actually is to adopt a veggie diet. You might freak out over missing out on your routine McDonald’s run after a night out, but fear not! They do a great vegetarian burger as well.
It is normal to feel a little lost at first though, especially if you don’t cook often. That’s why I’ve assembled these meal plans that are simple and perfect to make in your dorm’s kitchen.
Veggie Chicken Nuggets with Asparagus and Broccoli
Just because you’re vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to say bye to chicken nuggets! Tesco has some good selections. Just stick them in the oven for as long as it says on the pack while you grill up the asparagus and broccoli. I like sautéing mine with garlic and red chilli flakes.
Avocado, Pesto and Mozzarella Salad
This recipe is perfect if you’re running late for your lecture and just need to throw something together. Get some salad leaves (I generally go for baby spinach leaves as they’re high in iron, your body needs this as you’re not eating red meat anymore), chop some cherry tomatoes and cucumber, some mozzarella cheese and a few spoonfuls of pesto sauce. It’s heavenly!
Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino
Sounds complex but is actually the easiest pasta to make ever. Just cook some spaghetti and toss it with olive oil, salt, garlic, red chilli flakes and parsley. Check out this great recipe for it. This recipe is also vegan if you leave out the parmesan.
Start the day off right with this easy breakfast. Put some baby spinach and chopped cherry tomatoes in a muffin tray, then crack some eggs together in a bowl. Pour the liquid from the eggs into the cups and stick them in the oven. What comes out is delicious eggy muffins! Check out this recipe here for more precise instructions.
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